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Olivia Bowen shares insight into second renovation property after buying Alex’s childhood home

Pregnant Olivia Bowen has given fans a glimpse of her latest renovation project with husband Alex after the married couple managed to renovate Alex’s childhood home.

The former Love Island star is no stranger to sharing behind-the-scenes photos and DIY updates from her £1million Essex mansion, which she documents on a dedicated Instagram page, @thebowenhome.

But now, having already proven themselves to be an expert in redecorating, the couple are moving on to their next big design adventure.

Olivia shared a first glimpse of their new abode by posting a black and white photo to The Bowen Home social media account, where they’ve already racked up an impressive 773,000 followers.

She captioned the post: “Very exciting news…we have our next renovation project

“I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this one, it’s so beautiful and has so much potential to be the perfect family home. We’ll be renting it out as soon as it’s finished!”



Olivia Bowen gave fans a glimpse of her latest renovation project in a black and white photo

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“As you know, we bought Alex’s old family home a few years ago and renovated the one we absolutely loved and his grandparents now live there!

“We are delighted to have our second property.

“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do as a career prospect, so it’s going to be amazing to change that and move on.

“We’ll be sure to do lots of updates and show you photos and videos along the way as well as tips and tricks, it’s going to be a great before and after.”



Olivia gave fans a glimpse of the property

As well as making their £1million Essex mansion look spectacular, the couple are waiting to welcome their first child home after Olivia’s maternity leave officially begins.

Olivia is now in her third trimester, and while she “loved being pregnant,” her patience is now “gone,” which she demonstrated in a hilarious TikTok video.

But, speaking of windows, another recent update to their family’s home renovation was a “pretty” window in the baby’s room.

Olivia said: “We were so unsure what we thought about putting a cover over that window because the view is so stunning it was such a shame to block it up anyway.”



She recently posted a sunny photo of her baby's nursery
She recently posted a sunny photo of her baby’s nursery

She added: ‘Obviously as it was a nursery it was absolutely non-negotiable as we needed it to be as dark as possible in there so we had to go!’

In a previous nursery post, she called it her “little dream in a bedroom” and said it “turned out to be more than [she] even imagined”.